Sharing hope; building capacity and community

Conservation Optimism supports, empowers and enables conservationists around the globe, professional and amateur, by sharing hope and building capacity and community.

GREAT NEWS! The Conservation Optimism Summit is back! Three days of inspiring speakers, engaging and interactive sharing and learning workshops, mental health and wellbeing sessions, and lots of community and fun. Whether you’re Oxford in the UK or online around the world, come and join us. Tickets are NOW ON SALE – click the link below!

Our Full Mission Statement

A Bit About Us

Since the lead up to the 2017 Conservation Optimism Summit in London, we have been using the #conservationoptimism hashtag to help amplify the voices of conservation optimists around the world, and to make it easy to find conservation optimism stories on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and other social media channels.

#ConservationOptimism is a hashtag for sharing

One of our core goals with Conservation Optimism is to become a repository of stories that inspire hope and action in conservation. Community members are welcome and encouraged to submit posts that tell a story about a specific example of #conservationoptimism by selecting the “Optimism” category under the “New Article” tab of their profiles, and these will be posted pending moderator review. Users are encouraged to write their posts in their own native language, and all community members can use our integrated Google Translation services to read them in their preferred language.

We share optimistic stories about conservation

Another of our aims with Conservation Optimism is to be a hub for blogs that focus on various themes, ideas, and issues that relate to the core concept of conservation optimism in some way. Community members are welcome and encouraged to submit posts that aren’t specific examples of conservation optimism, but which reflect on or explore some facet of conservation optimism with the “Blog” category selected, and these will be posted pending moderator review.

We host blog posts about issues related to #ConservationOptimism

Something else we are striving to create here on Conservation Optimism is an opportunity for conservation optimists to connect with one another and dialogue informally through our forums, chat, and social networking features. If you have a Facebook account, you are welcome to login with a single click and get your profile set up in seconds. For those who do not use Facebook, community members can also join with an email address and fill out their profile manually.

The Conservation Optimism site is a community for optimists

Finally, we hope to also offer resources here on Conservation Optimism to empower our community to make a more effective impact for conservation, both locally and globally. We will be constantly linking to new resources generated by our #conservationoptimism community members, and then facilitate growth and community-directed discussion via our forums.

The Conservation Optimism site is a hub for learning

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Amplifying Youth Voices from around the World: Voices from Africa

We at Conservation Optimism are passionate about young people in conservation. Through this series, we hope to create a platform to highlight and amplify youth voices globally. We’ve heard from almost 100 passionate young people who are optimistic about the future of conservation, from more than 30 countries

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